25 March 2011

Pins and needles! *Updated :(

I should've known that this wasn't going to be easy...

So there's at least one other offer on the house. And we know that it is above the asking price.

Our real estate agent is going to be by soon so we can sign our last and best offer -- $510 000.

We are prepared to spend more than a half a million dollars on our home.

So nuts.

The selling agent seems like she wants a bidding war which is the last thing I wanted. Our agent does not want us to spend more than $510 000 since he believes that the house isn't worth more than that. I suggested writing a letter explaining that we are going to love the house and raise our family there, but he said that it all comes down to money.

Please keep the prayers coming!

St. Joseph and St. Rose of Lima, pray for us!!!!

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Update: So our offer expired at 8pm and our agent hasn't heard a peep from the listing agent. Looks like the sellers are going with another offer.

I'm so sad, but on the other hand I am glad that we didn't get into a bidding war. We were firm on our offer and we weren't going to stretch ourselves to get this house.

Mr. JB said that he's glad that we went through this experience. We know what we have to do to get our house ready and we have the money secured for the deposit when needed.

So now we wait. And we all know that I have a lot of practice in the waiting department.

Thanks for the prayers! (Btw, prayer buddy, you've done an amazing job thus far! Keep those prayers coming!!!!)

19 comments:

  1. Ah! Every home we brought was a biding war, and we are on number 3! We have won and lost a few biding wars, but when it's mean to be, it works out! Keep us posted, hang I. There.

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  2. I would say a letter wouldn't hurt!

    Good luck!

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  3. I would say a letter wouldn't hurt!

    Good luck!

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  4. Good luck!! St. Rose has been my 2011 patron! She's a good one to be asking intercessions for! :)

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  5. Hope the other people back out! Wishing you the best of luck...and I'm super jealous....I want to move, but I can't get Babe to agree to it, especially since we can't sell our house first!

    Hope St Joseph works for you...did you bury him upside down facing away from the house? Hopefully that means good things!

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  6. Bummer! But I agree, not meant to be. I will pray for some miracle though. Good Luck!!!

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  7. Sorry to hear it didn't work out-it just means there's an even better one out there! That's what happened to us onat least!!

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  8. Oh, I'm so sorry, but onward to the next one!! :)

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  9. I am glad you were NOT in a bidding war. When the right one comes you will be in the driver's seat ALL the way. It's a Seller's Market!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You will one day look at this and say, Thank God we didn't buy THAT house! The right one is out there and you WILL be getting it for a better price, too!

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  10. The right house is just around the corner. Patience...ha!

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  11. Real estate drama! hope that you find your perfect house soon.

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  12. I'm sorry you didn't hear back, but you seem to have a great attitude about it. Here's hoping the right house for you will fall in your lap! :)

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  13. I must have missed something.....your moving??!?!

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